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Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Seven Days Battles

Mechanicsville

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, January 12, 2009
1. Seven Days Battles - Mechanicsville Marker
Inscription.  Mechanicsville was held by Union outposts when, in the early afternoon of June 26, 1862, A. P. Hill reached it coming from the north. The Unionists were quickly driven back to their position on Beaver Dam Creek. Then D. H. Hill, followed by Longstreet, crossed the Chickahominy on this road and joined A. P. Hill.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA-2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 26, 1825.
 
Location. 37° 36.123′ N, 77° 22.468′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Mechanicsville Turnpike (Business U.S. 360) 0.1 miles east of Edgeworth Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mechanicsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days’ Battles (approx. ¼ mile away); Sheridan's Raid (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx.
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By Bernard Fisher, January 12, 2009
2. Mechanicsville Turnpike (Business)
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0.8 miles away); Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Beaver Dam Creek (approx. one mile away); Lee’s First Strike (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,129 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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